Kansai, Japan (postponed) - New dates TBC
13 May - 29 May 2022

General Info

–> The World Masters Games have been postponed. New dates to be confirmed.

The first World Masters Games were held in 1985 in Toronto, Canada. The latest Games (the 9th hosting) took place in Auckland, New Zealand in the year 2017. The next World Masters Games are held in the year following the Olympics.

In 2022 the World Masters Games reaches a landmark tenth edition. An occasion such as this requires a special host. To that end, the 2021 World Masters Games will be held in Japan, the first Asian host of IMGA’s flagship event. Japan has a rich history of hosting large international sporting events and looks forward to this experience to serve the Masters community.

The Games will be held in the Kansai region in the west of Japan and will take place over 17 days from May 13 – 29. An estimated 50,000 participants will meet to play a total of 65 disciplines and explore this beautiful and alluring country.

> Visit the Games website of WMG Kansai 2021


Sports Program


Check out the different sports on the program at the World Masters Games Kansai 2021

Over 30 sports and 65 disciplines will be on the program in Kansai. Find out if you can compete in your sport at the world’s biggest Olympic – style sport festival. More than 50.000 athletes from more than 75 countries will join for more than 2 weeks of sport, fun and adventure. Be sure not to miss it!

> Find out more about the sports schedule


Event Information


Head to the specific Games website to find out more about the event

On the Games website you can find all information around the event. From touristic attractions to hotel accommodations. Didi you know the Kansai organisation is giving all athletes a pass to travel for free around the region during the event?

> Discover more


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